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Abraham Durrant

Abraham Durrant

Solutions Architect
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Summary

Atlassian Accredited hands-on Solution Architect with extensive experience developing and supporting mission critical applications. Purpose-driven professional active in engaging, training and mentoring others.

Overview

3
3
Certifications
6
6
years of post-secondary education
15
15
years of professional experience

Work History

Solutions Architect

Clearvision
2018-07 - Current
  • Assess and configure Atlassian applications (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Crowd), including setup, upgrade, migration, merge, and administration in Cloud, Server and Data Center.
  • Full ownership of each engagement from pre-sales through project completion.
  • Lead development of architecture for current business solutions and future business needs.
  • Advanced installation, use of AWS services (EC2, S3 & RDS)
  • Established many baseline documents
  • Work with external customers ensuring technology solution aligns with their business strategy.
  • Authored development guidelines to expedite application design efforts through ready-made frameworks.

Sr Scrum Master

Brooksource
2017-06 - 2018-06
  • Lead integration team to stand-up a brand-new system for Thrivent Independent.
  • Champion of agile adoption in a corporate environment accustomed to waterfall methodology.
  • Assist Product Owners/Business analysts to create and prioritize the product backlog – allow for clarity of direction.
  • Implementation and administration of Atlassian toolset (Jira/Confluence.

IT Business Architect

New Resources Consulting/Delta Dental of WI
2016-07 - 2017-06
  • Supporting disciplined software development approaches: continuous integration, refactoring practices, peer reviews, early QA and sustainable pace as standard.
  • Documenting, in detail, the design and implementation of Salesforce from a legacy system.
  • Translation of business needs to user stories for a development team of more than 10.
  • Working with executive level management to elicit requirements and provide development direction Professional (Non-Consulting.

Scrum Master/Business Analyst

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection
2014-09 - 2016-07
  • Responsible for the planning, coordination and issue resolution for 3 cross-functional development teams.
  • Provide operational and consultative support in the utilization of lean management methodologies, tools and principles.
  • Served as the Lead Scrum Master.
  • Credited with assembling and grooming the highest performing teams across the entire program.

Senior Business Requirements Analyst

Wausau Financial Systems
2013-11 - 2014-09
  • Working directly with customers to ascertain their specific requirements for upgrades, add-on modules, features and betas.
  • Direct interaction with external customers to collect and assess system requirements.
  • Utilize gathered requirements, internal process and product knowledge to draft Customer Requirements Document (CRD) and Statement of Work (SOW).

IT Business Analyst

Sentry Insurance
2007-12 - 2013-11
  • Key involvement for implementation of Guidewire PolicyCenter.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of products, practices, systems and processes within the PolicyCenter Development area.
  • Instrumental in establishing consistent, technical proficiencies and effective workflows.

Software Developer

Skyward
2006-01 - 2007-12
  • Development of Financial software for K-12 Schools using Progress 4GL.
  • In charge of the development of ecommerce Requisitions and the Work Request System.
  • Effectively integrated the ecommerce requisition system into the offerings of the Skyward Software.

Education

MBA - Business Administration And Management

Tiffin University
2007-09 - 2010-05

Bachelor of Science - Web & Digital Media Development

University Of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
2001-09 - 2005-05

Skills

Improving processes

Monitoring milestones

Technical architecture

Customer Relations

Technical assistance

Architecture improvements

Software Architecture

Solution prototypes

Mentoring and training

Software Analysis

Project requirements analysis

Work Availability

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Certification

ACP-100: Atlassian Certified in Jira Administration

2020-10

ACP-600: Atlassian Certified in Jira Project Management

2020-08

Professional Scrum Master - Scrum.org

2014-02

Quote

If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large
Jeff Bezos

Timeline

ACP-100: Atlassian Certified in Jira Administration

2020-10

ACP-600: Atlassian Certified in Jira Project Management

2020-08

Solutions Architect

Clearvision
2018-07 - Current

Sr Scrum Master

Brooksource
2017-06 - 2018-06

IT Business Architect

New Resources Consulting/Delta Dental of WI
2016-07 - 2017-06

Scrum Master/Business Analyst

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection
2014-09 - 2016-07

Professional Scrum Master - Scrum.org

2014-02

Senior Business Requirements Analyst

Wausau Financial Systems
2013-11 - 2014-09

IT Business Analyst

Sentry Insurance
2007-12 - 2013-11

MBA - Business Administration And Management

Tiffin University
2007-09 - 2010-05

Software Developer

Skyward
2006-01 - 2007-12

Bachelor of Science - Web & Digital Media Development

University Of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
2001-09 - 2005-05
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